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Improvement of activated sludge stabilisation and filterability during anaerobic digestion by fruit and vegetable waste addition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18977658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anaerobic co-digestion of fruit and vegetable waste (FVW) and activated sludge (AS) was investigated using anaerobic sequencing batch reactors (ASBRs). The effects of AS:FVW ratio and the organic loading rate (OLR) on digesters performances were examined. The mixtures having AS:FVW ratios of 100:00, 65:35, 35:65, by a total solid (TS) basis were operated at an hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 20d. However, 30:70, 20:80, 15:85, 10:90 and 0:100 ratios were tested at an HRT of 10d. To investigate effects of aerobic and anaerobic digestion on the sludge filterability, specific resistance to filtration (R) was also determined. Increasing FVW proportions in the feedstock significantly improved the biogas production yield. The reactor that was fed with a 30:70 ratio showed the highest VS removal and biogas production yield of 88% and 0.57 L g(-1) VS added, respectively. The filterability results showed that the anaerobic effluent was characterised by a slightly better filterability efficiency of 1.6 x 10(16) m kg(-1) than 1.74 x 10(16) m kg(-1) of aerobic effluent. However, FVW addition improved the anaerobic co-digestion effluent filterability (5.52 x 10(14) m kg(-1)).
Lahdheb Habiba; Bouallagui Hassib; Hamdi Moktar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-25     Completed Date:  2009-01-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1555-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology, National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, BP 676, Tunis, Tunisie 1080, Tunisia.
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Acids, Volatile / analysis
Fruit / metabolism*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Refuse Disposal*
Sewage / chemistry*
Vegetables / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids, Volatile; 0/Gases; 0/Sewage

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